GlobalApril 24, 2017

7 key findings on the state of the middle class in Western Europe

The fortunes of the middle classes across Western Europe are moving in different directions. Some nations are experiencing both growing incomes and expanding middle classes, while other nations are witness to stagnant or declining incomes and shrinking middle classes, a new Pew Research Center analysis of 11 Western European countries has found. But in a few other countries studied, the middle-class shares are decreasing even as incomes overall are rising.

ReligionApril 24, 2017

5 facts about the death penalty

As the debate over the death penalty continues in the U.S. and worldwide, here are five facts about the issue.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

Smartphones are common in advanced economies, but digital divides remain

In each of 14 countries surveyed in 2016, nearly all people reported owning a mobile phone. But the shares who own a smartphone vary considerably.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

5 charts showing where France’s National Front draws its support

Ahead of the first round of the French presidential election, here are five charts outlining the support for the country’s populist, far-right National Front.

ScienceApril 20, 2017

For Earth Day, here’s how Americans view environmental issues

The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation observed its first Earth Day – created by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson – on April 22, 1970. Nearly a half century later, Earth Day has expanded […]

U.S. PoliticsApril 20, 2017

Share of Democrats calling Russia ‘greatest danger’ to U.S. is at its highest since end of Cold War

Nearly four-in-ten Democrats (39%) name Russia as the country that represents the greatest danger to the United States – the highest percentage expressing this view in nearly three decades.

HispanicApril 20, 2017

Seeking better data on Hispanics, Census Bureau may change how it asks about race

Federal officials are considering major changes in how they ask Americans about their race and ethnicity.

GlobalApril 20, 2017

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

Many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet.

April 19, 2017

Millennials aren’t job-hopping any faster than Generation X did

Millennial workers are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults.

ReligionApril 19, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to growing shares of the world’s Christians and Muslims

By 2060, more than four-in-ten Christians and 27% of Muslims around the world will call sub-Saharan Africa home.